AKA: Slawa Horowitz
Born: 1901 Horocko, Poland
Duldig, Slawa (neé Horowitz), Australian painter, sculptor, teacher. c. 28.11.02 Horocko, Poland, 16.08.1975 Melbourne. Married to Karl Duldig. 1918-1921 studied painting at the College of Painting for Women and Girls, Vienna. 1921-1925 private student of sculptor Anton Hanak where she met Karl Duldig. 1925-1929 student of Professor Hans Bitterlich, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Vienna. 1929 invented and patented the foldable umbrella and held patent till 1939 receiving royalties from manufacture. 1929-38 worked as freelance artist in Vienna. 1939-40 worked as artist, teacher, and restorer in Singapore. 1940 to Australia. 1945-60 collaborated with Karl Duldig in studio pottery business. 1945-46 taught Korowa CEGGS; 1946-47 taught Ruyton Girls School; 1947-63 taught St. Catherine’s School, Melbourne. 1943-75 completed private portrait commissions. 1963-75 worked as artist and taught privately. 1977 restrospective exhibition of drawings, sculptures and paintings, McClelland Gallery and also at St. Catherine’s School. 1977 ‘Slawa Duldig’ art prize inaugurated at St Catherine’s. 1988 exhibition, The Duldig Ceramics. 1990 The Viennese Sculptures of Karl Duldig. 1992 exhibition ‘Mrs Duldig’s Girls’, St. Catherine’s School, also in 2002.
WORKS: McClelland Region AG.
BIBLIOGR McCulloch, 1977; 1, 1984, 1994. Scarlett, 1980; E. de Jong-Duldig Slawa Duldig – Artist, Teacher, Inventor, Melbourne, 1977, foreword by Dennis Colsey; E. de Jong-Duldig, Karl Duldig Survey: Sculpture and Graphic Works 1922-1982, Melbourne, 1982, p. 41; Helen Bond, (exhibition catalogue) The Duldig Ceramics, A Retrospective, Caulfield Arts Complex, 1988; K. Bandman A Palette of Artists – A History of the Bezalel Fellowship of Arts 1989, pp. 9-10, 53-54; Kunst: Anspruch und Gegenstand – von der Kunstgewerbeschule zur Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst in Wien 1918-1991, Vienna 1991 p. 184; (exhibition catalogue) Mrs Duldig's Girls, Artworks by students of St Catherine's School 1947-1963, St. Catherine’s Old Girls Association, 1992; St Catherine's A Centenary Celebration 1896 to1996, Edited by DE & IV Hansen, 1996, pp. 121, 131, 149, 189, 218; ‘Freud and his Friends’ – The Jews of Vienna, JMA 1996, exhibition catalogue pp. 5-6, 9, 31, 38-39, 40, 41, 47; EXIL Forschung Erkenntnisse Ergebnisse Nr.2 2002 Exil 1933 bis 1945, Frankfurt am Main, ISSN 0721-6742, Ute Heinen, Die Schweiz, Singapur, Australien – Exilstationen des Künstlerehepaares Slawa und Karl Duldig pp 41-57 [Photos – Hanakklasse 1924; Karl Duldig with Magna Mater 1961]; Karl Duldig, Sculpture / Drawings Catalogue to the exhibition in Vienna, Krakow and Melbourne. Editor: Dr Peter Stasny; Jewish Museum of the City of Vienna, Ltd., English and German, fully illustrated 174 pages; Karl Duldig (1902-1986) rzeby i rysunki Catalogue to the exhibition in Krakow 22 May to 13 July 2003, published in Polish by the International Cultural Centre, Krakow, fully illustrated 128 pages